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Group stages campaign against drug abuse in Kwara



A faith-based film organisation, The Truth Film Production International, on Saturday staged a campaign walk across Ilorin metropolis to sensitize youths against drug abuse.
The campaign walk which was in conjunction with the Porter’s Porch International Churches, was tagged: “Kick out drug abuse from our society”.
Speaking at the sidelines of the campaign walk, Mr Bolarin Olakunle, President of the organization lamented that drugs usage among the youths is so alarming “that it has destroyed the way the youths organise themselves”.
He said that drugs can kill and destroy lives of the youth, adding that some youth begin to take drugs early while still in secondary school, ROYAL NEWS reports.
Olakunle observed that the government at all levels have a long way to go, especially in apprehending people who make such drugs available to the youths in the country.
According to him, the organisation will also stage a drama entitled: “XENO”, which will portray the ills of drugs to youths in their productive years.
“We intends to use film and drama to ensure the youths see the end results of drug abuse,” he said.
He explained that drama is one of the best ways to communicate with the youths to make them see the evils of engaging in drugs.
Olakunle however frowned at the music entertainment industry in the country which sometimes glorify drugs usage.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs Nihinlola Olawuyi, the Matron of Truth Film Production International, said the society at large is to blame for the present situation that the youths found themselves.
“We should blame ourselves, it is high time we work together, remain focus and say no to drug abuse destroying our youths, ” she said.
Some of the youths campaigning against drug abuse carried placards with inscriptions such as:” Our resolution is drug free society, “Reach for stars, not drugs” and “Stop drug abuse before it stops you”, among others.

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